Tag Archive | Shortlist 2009

Theresa Breslin Q&A

What book are you reading just now? (Amy) I’m reading Spider by Linda Strachan – very exciting! How did you start writing your book? (Sara) I usually use a pencil and notepad for first notes and just scribble words and phrases that come into my head. Where did you get your initial ideas? (Sarah, Sophie, […]

Helena Pielichaty @ Braidhurst HS

Report from Mrs Scott, LRC Manager, Braidhurst High School, Motherwell On Wednesday 7th October girls from S2 and S3 were treated to an author visit from children’s author and Catalyst Award nominee Helena Pielichaty.  During the event, everyone thoroughly enjoyed hearing Helena’s tales from her childhood and her former career as an English teacher right […]

Shortlist event

The Catalyst Fiction Group presented the shortlist for this year’s Catalyst Awards at New Stevenson Public Library on March 5th, 2009, which also happens to be World Book Day. The final four are: The Nostradamus Prophecy by Theresa Breslin The Hundred-towered City by Garry Kilworth The Lost Art by Simon Morden Accidental Friends by Helena […]

Reactions to Catalyst

Garry Kilworth – The Hundred-Towered City Garry Kilworth says – I´m very excited and more than pleased to be on such a prestigious shortlist and in such excellent company. I shall look forward to my visit to Scotland with great enthusiasm.  Although I’ve visited Scotland on many occasions, and love it, I don´t remember spending […]

Catalyst Finalists 2009

The announcement of this year’s Catalyst Shortlist will take place in New Stevenston Library at 10.00 am on World Book Day – Thursday 5th March. Pupils from St Maurice’s, St Aidan’s, Cardinal Newman and Brannock High Schools will provide a brief biography of the four final authors, and will read a short extract from each […]